Lena Afridi
Director of Policy

Lena.A@anhd.org

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212-747-1117, ext. 12

Lena Afridi is ANHD’s Director of Policy. Born in Karachi and raised in Queens, Lena is committed to fighting for good jobs and safe and affordable housing for low wealth communities of color and immigrant communities. At ANHD, Lena helps implement policies that address economic and racial inequity in New York City through research, data analysis, and advocacy. Lena has worked across movements for over a decade, and connects issues of race, labor, and city planning. She was a 2016 Urban Design Forum Forefront Fellow and a 2017 Next City Vanguard Fellow. Lena holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Regional Planning Degree from Cornell University. In her spare time, Lena can be found writing or powerlifting.

Lena's Blogs

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May 19, 2020
Undocumented New Yorkers Need Economic Relief - They Keep Our City Alive
Blog
April 10, 2020
ANHD’s Map of COVID-19 and Hospital Closures Shows that the Majority Fell in Lower-Income Communities of Color that Bear the Brunt of the Coronavirus Crisis Today
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April 2, 2020
ANHD’s Map of COVID-19 Impact Shows the Need for Rent Relief, Hazard Pay, and Increased Worker Protections
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June 26, 2019
Nonprofit Developers, Immigrant Rights Groups, and Tenants Unite to Fight ICE
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February 14, 2019
When We Fight, We Win

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